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Fleet gears up for carnival's grand procession

Fleet's annual carnival is in full swing, with the grand procession set to take place on Saturday

2014 Princess and Prince of Fleet Carnival Grace Winning and Jack Brown

Fleet's annual carnival has kicked off once again.

The carnival started on Tuesday July 1 at Calthorpe Park and will be taking place throughout the rest of the week with a grand procession on Saturday July 5.

The carnival has been at the heart of Fleet community since 1956 and this year's event, which has a theme of great British inventions, will be raising money for Farnborough-based charity Starburst.

This year's highlights include The Big Bake Off and a fun fair.

There is also a baby show, sponsored by Baby Bond, and a fun dog show for canines, in association with Bark in the Park.

From 5.30pm on July 4, The Big Bake Off will be held in the carnival marquee and entertainment will be provided from local singers including Unpredictable, The Dead Hand Gang and Fuzz Universe.

The weekend events kick off from 10am and Saturday's grand procession will commence at 1pm, making its way through the town.

Chris Alden, carnival chairman, who is now in his fourth year of organising the event, said: "The carnival promises to be bigger and better than ever before and the weather is set to be another hot one this weekend

"We've got new events and the car show, which was popular last year when we did it for the first time, will be twice as big."

Parking for the event is available at Victoria Road, Church Road and Branksomewood Road car parks as well as the Hart Centre car park.

 
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